I was afraid I wouldn't get a yellow house sewn up for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge link-up. Our niece and her husband spent the week in New Orleans, and although they didn't stay at our house, we spent several evenings and a good chunk of this morning and afternoon with them. The good news is I got to give her her Rainbow Scrap Quilt in person! On the other hand, I had very little time for sewing this week. Still, this yellow house with pink accents makes me smile!
This yellow house makes me smile, too. Even though it doesn't have a porch, it's still considered a shotgun house - a double shotgun, in fact. This would have been more of a working-class family home when it was built - very simple, few frills. It's a good example of a house coming straight up from the banquette, which is New Orleans-speak for sidewalk. In the days before air-conditioning, the folks from this type of house would sit outside on the front steps - or stoop. It was the place to search out a cool breeze and chat with the friends, keeping up with what was going on in the neighborhood. I can't tell for sure from the picture, but it does look like the short overhang over the front doors is painted "haint" blue!
And now that I've shared this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge entry, I'll be wandering over to Angela's Soscrappy blog to see some more yellow quilting sunshine!